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4-25-2011 @ 4:53PM
The inflation is not in the difference between rare and epic, but in the difference from last expansion to this.In the last two expansions, stats roughly doubled. According to the pattern, we should have expected rare gems to provide 32 points and epics to provide 40.The issue came because of Wrath gear escalation. With each tier of raiding having (at least) two gear levels (10 and 25), stats increased more rapidly than they had previously, with item levels skyrocketing. That left them with stats that were so high, that their previous pattern (going double the stats of the gear from the corresponding tier of the previous expansion) would have left Cataclysm gear as weak (or weaker) than heroic ICC25 gear.TL,DR: 40-to-50 is not the inflation; 16-to-40 / 20-to-50 is the inflation. We're 150% higher instead of 100% like we would have expected.
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